Josh K. McAdams, MA, LPC-S
I was raised on a farm in central Texas. There, I spent a significant amount of time in nature. Most of my upbringing did not involve interaction with people on an interpersonal level. Soon it came time for me to make a place for myself in the crowded rooms and hallways of public education. I realized how important it was for me to build a support group. One of my needs was to have friends who would be there for me and understand what I was going through on a daily basis.
After high school, I went on to graduate from Concordia University in Austin with a Liberal Arts Bachelor’s Degree. Graduate school was right around the corner, “But what would I study?” I asked myself. My father told me that I was a good listener and friend. “Maybe you should try being a therapist,” he said. On the road to earning a Master’s Degree in Licensed Professional Counseling, I started to search for the wisdom inherent in the connection between two (or more) people.
It wasn’t until my final internship that I stumbled upon a quote from Indian poet, Rabindranath Tagor: “I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.” And, there you have it. When I was an adolescent, I sought out relationships to meet my needs. Today, I can seek out others in hope of giving back. My purpose in life is to be of service. Therein lies the joy that carries me through each day.
My goal in therapy is to explore your mental, emotional, and spiritual needs and guide you through the process of deepening your sense of purpose so that you also might find joy.
David J. Schlosz, MA, NCC, LPC-Intern
My philosophy to life and how I practice therapy is beautifully captured by the word “Ubuntu”. This is a Bantu (South African) word that means “I am because we are”, or “In being known by you – I know myself”. I believe that each of us have a deep seated desire to know others and to be known by others. My goal is to create a safe space where we can explore, know, and understand our whole selves – even the parts that we are sometimes afraid to look at. I am passionate about assisting others in removing shame, fear, loneliness, sadness, and guilt, so that they can be their most authentic self.
I work from a client-centered counseling perspective and approach the therapeutic relationship warmly and genuinely. I am open-minded, non-judgmental, and supportive. Our relationship is important to me because it sets the tone for our journey together.
My experience includes adolescents and adults from all walks of life. I have an affinity for those struggling with the integration of their spirituality and their gender and sexuality. Our time together is a safe place to explore religious abuse, sexuality, and trauma. Whether my role is working with you directly or simply helping you find someone who can, know that you do not have to face your challenges alone.